Documentation: [thispatcher] reference


    Jul 10 2008 | 8:08 am
    Another comment about the documentation in Max5: there are no
    informations about [thispatcher] messages like clean, write, patcher,
    dispose, loadbang, etc. (not speaking about topmost - thanks John!).
    The .maxhelp is much moe complete than its reference file!
    Interestingly, the contectual menu assistance shows, like in Max4,
    only 3 available messages: anything, end and savewindow. Which are of
    course the only one described in the reference.
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    Patrick Delges
    Centre de Recherches et de Formation Musicales de Wallonie asbl

    • Jul 10 2008 | 8:52 am
      Those are actually messages to the >>patcher<< inside of the bpatcher object. Check out the patcher refpage for more info.
      jb
    • Jul 10 2008 | 9:43 am
      On 10 juil. 08, at 10:52, Jeremy Bernstein wrote:
      > Those are actually messages to the >>patcher<< inside of the
      > bpatcher object. Check out the patcher refpage for more info.
      Thanks Jeremy, but those are messages I can see in
      thispatcher.maxhelp, and I use them with [thispatcher] since ages. I
      can't see anything about dispose, dirty, etc. in [patcher]'s ref
      neither.
      If you search for dispose in Max5's documentation, it will indeed
      return the [thispatcher] help file, but you won't find anything about
      dispose until you open the .xml source to discover dispose in a
      tag.
      What about my recent previous message about #0 in the documentation?
      Max5's documentation system seems so strange to me...
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      Patrick Delges
      Centre de Recherches et de Formation Musicales de Wallonie asbl